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Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: Pilsener
Marlborough, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Moa Methode Pilsner is a clean, crisp lager with a dry finish. A late throw of Pacifica and Motueka hops gives some upfront citrus aromatics, and the champagne yeast used in secondary fermentation imparts complex spicy characters.

Tasting Notes
Moa Methode is a German style pilsner with a high bitterness balanced with a relatively full mouth feel. Citrus hop characters dominate aroma with the presence of fresh bread yeast notes. It can either be poured carefully off the lees or alternatively with the lees mixed in if a strong yeast character is desired. Moa Methode is a complex pilsner best served in a pilsner glass at approximately 6˚C to maximise aromatic release.

Awards
Gold - Asia Beer Awards
Bronze – Australian Intl. Beer Awards
Bronze – Brew NZ Awards

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3.4
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2013
Aroma: grassy, banana, light citrus. Appearance: light golden, cloudy, nice white head. Taste: spice, medium bitterness, banana and quite a wheat beer flavour for a pilsner. Palate: high carbonation, smooth in the mouth, high residual bitterness. Overall: interesting aromas and flavours, spice and wheat beer flavours accompanying classic pilsner feel. Enjoyable.

3
tgncc (3140) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 9, 2013
From AC Beer Fest. Odd pils. The aroma is grassy, sour, barnyard, a little off. The appearance is hazy yellow, white head. The flavor is sour, grassy, earthy, yeasty. The finish is sour, yeasty, spicy, a bit like unsweetened champagne. Not bad.

3.2
ajnepple (6981) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2013
12.7 oz bottle with no freshness date. $2.99. Golden and cloudy with patchy white lacing. Herbal spiced aroma with light citrus, yeast, and bread malts. Light soft body with a crisp and clean feel. Bitter yeasty light piney flavor with a dry finish. Nice pils.

3.2
PhillyCraft (7731) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2013
On tap, golden pour with medium sized white head and lacing. Aromas and taste of grains, bitter hops, light flowers, and some yeast. Medium to fuller body for a pils. Just ok.

3.7
mansquito (6799) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2013
New Beer Distributors, NY 375ml ($4): Pours sexy big white head and golden body. Aroma is grassy hops and a hit of citrus. Taste is somewhat bitter. Very nice and smooth. Some degree of complexity. Nice little pilsner aftertaste with some bitterness lingering about. Quite a good pilsner.

2.8
floydian1 (1479) - FNQ, Australia, - MAR 6, 2013
Draught in Dunedin, NZ.. Golden body beneath a medium short lasting white head. Nose and flavours of grainy malts balanced by a mild grassy hop bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Lacks the dry hop finish of the best German-style pilsners but still ok.

3.4
Travlr (25821) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Draft. Clear golden color, medium whitenhead. Aroma of floral citrus. Taste is bitter straw and light spice.

3.1
Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2 mar 2013, bottle. Yellow, clear, steady bubbles. Nose is skunky lager hops, some lemon rind as well. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Lots of hay malt and light lemon rind hops. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2013
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso - Old Town. Clear golden. Nose has floral notes and slight plastic. Flavor adds a bit of light grain. Lightly bitter. Very light body.

2.8
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours orange with a small white head. Ok lacing. Nose is half pilsner half wheat beer. Intriguing. Taste is bland wheat and circuit malts. Lightly toasted. Ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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